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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


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    Chicago Police Officers Escort Lost Elderly Woman Home, Stock Her Empty Cabinets With Groceries

    Two Chicago police officers were being praised Friday for helping a lost woman find her way home and filling her empty cabinets with food. Officers Haro and McDonald were responding to call of a found person on Thursday when they arrived to find an elderly woman who appeared to be lost and disoriented, according to a post on the Chicago Police Department’s Facebook page. The woman was pushing her walker and had apparently been wandering around in the same area […]

  • A helicopter drops water on the fast-growing brush fire east of Santa Clarita on July 22, 2016. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Sand Fire Explodes to Over 3,300 Acres in Santa Clarita Area; New Evacuations Ordered in Little Tujunga Canyon

    Hundreds of firefighters were battling an out-of-control wildfire burning into the Angeles National Forest, prompting mandatory evacuations in the Santa Clarita area and Little Tujunga Canyon Friday evening. Being called the Sand Fire, the blaze had scorched 3,327 acres as of 10 p.m., less than eight hours after it was first reported. It was 0 percent contained. The fire began around 2:10 p.m. along the northbound side of the freeway near Sand Canyon Road, and people were told to avoid […]

  • A man in a red SUV led officers on an hour-long chase from Chino to Sherman Oaks on July 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Chases Van on Surface Streets and Freeways in the San Fernando Valley Area

    The California Highway Patrol was involved in a hour-long pursuit Friday evening of a van traveling at a high rate of speed on freeways and surface streets in the San Fernando Valley. The chase began just after 4:30 p.m. in Chino, according to the Lt. Covington with the Chino Police Department. Police had received a call from a Kohls Department store on Grand Avenue regarding a possible forgery, Covington said. By the time officers arrived, the alleged suspect was fleeing […]

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    Firefighters Battle Large Fire at Super 8 Motel in San Bernardino

    Pretty spectacular fire on the south side of Hospitality Ln in #sanbernardino #sanbernardinocityfire building(s) just west of the Hilton near Waterman Ave and Hospitality ln A video posted by @hoef_7900 on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:10pm PDT Firefighters were battling a large fire burning at a Super 8 Motel in San Bernardino Thursday night. The blaze began as a vegetation fire around 9:45 p.m., but the flames jumped into the trees and quickly spread to the motel located at Hospitality […]

  • A pursuit crash injured several people in Valinda on July 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Charged in Valinda Police Pursuit and Crash That Injured 8, Including Baby

    A 26-year-old La Puente man was charged Tuesday in connection with a police pursuit that ended in a three-car collision in Valinda, leaving eight people, including a baby, injured, authorities said. Robert Anthony Lopez was charged with three counts of fleeing police and causing serious bodily injury, two counts related to driving under the influence, and one count of driving on a suspended license, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Lopez was previously […]

  • A courtroom gavel is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Brian A. Jackson/Thinkstock)

    Lancaster Father Convicted of First-Degree Murder in Drowning Death of Baby Daughter

    A 26-year-old Lancaster man was found guilty Wednesday of murder in the drowning death of his 1-year-old daughter in 2011. Jurors convicted Marquise Jackson of one count each of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Jackson drowned Mo’Nayjah Jackson at her mother’s Pasadena apartment while the woman was at work on May 20, 2011, according to testimony during the trial. Jackson is facing 25 years […]

  • NEW YORK - MAY 2:  Director Garry Marshall speaks at "Marshall Magic: A Tribute" at UA Battery Park Stadium May 2, 2004 in New York City.  (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

    Garry Marshall, ‘Happy Days’ Creator and ‘Pretty Woman’ Director Dies in Burbank at 81

    Garry Marshall, legendary TV and film director and writer known for shows such as “Mork and Mindy,” “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley,” as well as films including, “Pretty Woman,” “The Princess Diaries,” “Beaches” and “Runaway Bride,” died Tuesday in Burbank at the age of 81, his representatives confirmed. Marshall died at 5 p.m. from complications of pneumonia following a stroke, according to a statement released by his publicist Michelle Bega. The New York native, born Garry Kent Maschiarelli, directed, produced […]

  • Travon Williams, left, Travon Lamar Williams, center, and Samathy Mahan, right, are seen in a photos released by the San Bernardino Police Department.

    Man Charged With 3 Counts of Murder in San Bernardino Shooting That Left 3 Dead, Including 9-Year-Old Boy

    A 26-year-old man was charged with three counts of murder Monday in connection with the shooting deaths of three people, including a 9-year-old boy, in San Bernardino. Trayvon Brown was charged in the triple shooting that took place about 9:15 p.m. July 8, according to a news release from the San Bernardino Police Department. Brown is accused of fatally shooting 9-year-old Travon Williams, the boy’s father, 26-year-old Travon Lamar Williams, and 25-year-old Samathy Mahan. All three victims were leaving Superior Liquor […]

  • A booking photo of Michelle Hadley was released by the Orange County District Attorney's Office on June 18, 2016.

    Woman Posed as Ex-Boyfriend’s Pregnant Wife to Post ‘Rape Fantasy’ Ads on Craigslist: OC DA

    A 29-year-old Ontario woman has been charged with multiple felony counts for allegedly harassing, stalking and impersonating the pregnant wife of her ex-boyfriend, including placing ads on Craigslist soliciting “rape fantasies,” authorities said Monday. Michelle Suzanne Hadley of Ontario was charged with felony stalking, attempted forcible rape, violating a protective order and assault, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Hadley and her former boyfriend dated between 2013 and 2015. After their break-up, the boyfriend, […]